The Land of Giants: Changing the Icelandic Landscape

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Leave it to Iceland to have serene beauty such as this. The design firm, Choi + Shine Architects, came up with this, The Land of Giants an attempt to transform "mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape by making only small alterations to existing pylon design." These designs were submitted as a competition entry in March of 2008 to Landsnet, Iceland national power transmission company who was working in collaboration with the Association of Icelandic Architects.

The Hemloft in British Columbia

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Built illegally in the woods of Whistler on British Columbia’s government land, The Hemloft is a wonderfully designed egg-shaped tree house built by Former Canadian software developer and current carpenter, Joel Allen.

The Work of Paul Davies

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 23, 2012
We have always been fascinated by architectural fine art, whether it be Evan Hecox' city paintings or even the way that Ian Francis has incorporated buildings into his dreamy paintings. Today, we were struck by the work of Australian artist Paul Davies, whose work is primarily concerned with modern architecture, and has been influenced by the likes of Jeffrey Smart and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Stork Nest Farm

Street Art // Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Designed by Prague-based studio SGL Projekt, in 2006, The Stork Farm Nest is a giant stick-covered dome used as a horse-riding arena in the Czech Republic.   The design was inspired by storks that found home in the roof of the distillery after it was disused.

The ABC Museum, Madrid

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Constructed by Aranguren & Gallegos Architects, the ABC Museum in Madrid is a factory building that has been renovated with a modern design. Triangular shapes cover the reflective exterior of the building as well as the matching floor that gleams light. The museum primarily showcases works of illustration from contemporary artists.

The Cloud in Seoul, South Korea

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 06, 2012
Projected to be finished in Seoul, South Korea, in 2016, The Cloud is a controversial pair of skyscrapers designed by Dutch firm MVRDV. Named after the “pixilated cloud” connecting the two towers, some critics say there is a strong resemblance to the Twin Towers on 9/11. We think it’s a stretch, what do you think?

The Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 22, 2011
Constructed from ceramic tiles, timber, powder-coated steel, fritted glass and composite panels, with multiple brightly colored and patterned panels, Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre is a refreshing take on architectural design. This community building is located in Melbourne, Australia and was designed by H20 Architects.

Architecture People by Sean Edward Whelan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Australian-born, Japan-based illustrator Sean Edward Whelan creates these well-constructed drawings of buildings and cityscapes arranged as human beings. The Japanese influence, where Whelan studies and teaches, is very apparent in the details of the buildings and architecture.

In Street Art: New Addition to the Dresden Museum of Military History

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 16, 2011
Dresden’s Military History Museum opens to the public this Saturday after seven years of renovation. Grabbing your immediate attention is architect Daniel Libeskind’s aggressive sharp grey wedge made of steel and glass that was added to the building.

Typography A City Block Long

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 19, 2011
A full city block in the Zavrtnica business center in Zagreb, Croatia has been transformed into a typography center, with building covered in entirety with numbers and letters. The work was done by design agency, Brigada. Some are calling it typotecture. 

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